Coming Up in Toronto


Toronto continues to exhaust me with the wide array of silent/classic movie offerings. Really, it could be my full time job to see all these movies. (By the way, is anyone willing to provide a salary for this job? Just sayin’…)

Here’ s brief run down of the just some of the upcoming things I’m excited about.

February 10

TIFF kicked off a pretty bad ass Robert Bresson retrospective yesterday, but you can catch Pickpocket tonight at the TIFF Bell Lightbox at 7 pm. The series continues ’til March 8.

February 12

The Toronto Film Society marches on with two Fall/Winter Screening Series. The next installment of Film Buffs screens on February 12. Catch Chip Off the Old Block (1944) and The Pajama Game (1957) at Innis Town Hall at 2 pm.

February 13

To prime the V-day pump (ba dum dum), the fabulous pianist Robert Bruce will be providing accompaniement for 3 romantic silent Buster Keaton shorts, Neighbours (1921), The Balloonatic (1923) and Sherlock Jr. (1924), at Trinity-St.Paul’s United Church on February 13. Tix are available at the door or you can reserve at or 905.777.9196.

February 20

The Toronto Film Society (the hardest working film society in the biz?) screens Roxie Hart (1942) and The Adventuress (I See a Dark Stranger) (1946) at the Carlton Cinema on February 20, 7:30 PM as part of the Oscar Oversights series.

February 23

The Revue Cinema dishes up the next installment of The Epicure’s Revue on February 23. Have you always, always, always wanted to drop into Rick’s Cafe Americain in Casablanca? Now you can!

February 26

Celebrate the Oscars by seeing the first Best Picture winner ever at the Revue Cinema’s Silent Sunday series. Wings will be screening on February 26 with Bill O’Meara on the keys.



About prettycleverfilmgal

Social media consultant, blogger for hire, and lover of classic movies and silent films. I often watch, consider, and write about movies when I should really be doing other things.

Posted on February 10, 2012, in Miscellany and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. So many wonderful choices . . . one of the great advantages of living in the (very) big city, one that is a cultural center as well. I’ve only seen one Bresson film, but it blew me away so to speak, “Proces De Jeanne D’Arc” (the French titles always seem more profound, pretentious, sometimes, but in a good way.) I think TCM played it back to back with Dreyer’s 1928 version, both based on the “original trial transcripts,” which aren’t really what we call transcripts today, but rather are notes taken by the judges, so hardly an impartial account. Bresson’s film is coming from a completely different source than Dreyer’s, intellectual rather than emotional, but ends up being every bit as powerful and depressing. You may not want to see it if you’re in a good mood. At the time I saw it, my favorite current film was “Last Days” by Gus Van Sant. Somehow I survived. Go figure.

  2. I’m so envious. There are so few opportunities to see old films here in St. John’s!

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